Skeeter syndrome symptoms, or symptoms of a mosquito bite allergy,  can develop days after the initial bite. In these cases a normal  mosquito bite developing into a large welt days after the initial bite. The swelling is similar to what you would expect from a bee sting, and envelopes a large area around the initial contact.

This isn’t always the case though, and many skeeter syndrome sufferers experience an immediate reaction to the bite.

In many cases individuals who had no prior allergic reaction to mosquitoes develop  Skeeter Syndrome symptoms for no obvious reason. This is common in children,  seniors and individuals who are allergic to other insects (such as a bee allergy) or suffer from multiple allergies. 

Common Symptoms of Skeeter  Syndrome

Severe Skeeter Syndrome Symptoms

Angioedema - Skeeter Syndrome Symptom
Angioedema – Allergic Reaction To Mosquito Bite

Although rare, some people might develop life threatening Skeeter Syndrome symptoms when bitten by a mosquito. 

Call a doctor immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms.

 Secondary Symptoms – Infections and Scarring

Infections are common due to excessive scratching  especially in children.  The most common forms of infection are impetigo and cellulitis. It is important to keep the affected area dry and clean. Trimming children’s nails or bandaging the area is one way to help avoid infections due to itching the area too much.

Topical anti-itch treatments can help relieve discomfort and help you avoid secondary infections.

Scarring can sometimes occur with severe reactions, or where excessive blistering, rawness or infection sets in. It is important to get proper treatment if a bite isn’t reacting to normal methods of treatment or begins to ooze or smell.


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